Xinke Forged Vs Cast Bucket Teeth

Date:04-10-2016

Forged bucket teeth are made from heat treated alloy steel to help sustain wear resistance, so you can often come to expect a longer wear life. However, the downsides are that there are more limits on shaping and forged bucket teeth come at a higher cost.

On the other hand, cast bucket teeth are made from austempered ductile iron and heat treated to offer maximum resistance to wear and impact. They are strong and lightweight in design and cast teeth are self-sharpening. They can last almost as long as forged teeth and they are significantly cheaper, making them more economical and cost effective.

When deciding which option is best, you need to understand the material being processed, abrasion level and impact the machine is subjecting the tooth to.

Matching the correct bucket tooth to your application can significantly reduce wear rates and increase ease of digging. This results in faster cycle time, less fuel consumption and reduced downtime.

Rotating your bucket teeth can help you determine wear patterns and increase productivity. Teeth located closer to the bucket corner often wear down faster. If your bucket is loaded on an angle regularly, then the teeth will wear quicker on the leading side.

Tungsten coating is a protective covering on wear surfaces that dramatically reduces erosion, abrasion and corrosion. It can be used for a number of applications, including high abrasion and moderate impact uses. Having this coating on your bucket teeth and other wear parts can have a big impact on operational costs by lasting longer and increasing productivity of your machine.

If you are refurbishing the bucket, the teeth system, again, depends entirely on the machine you are using and the application that you are using it for. To give you a general idea though, we have broken down the two best options for you.

For mid or large sized machines, it is advisable to use twist-on system. The twist-on system is the latest technology in bucket teeth and has some definite benefits. For example, the ease of installation and removal is second to none, requiring less time and man power. There is no hole in the adapter of the tooth which reduces any chance of snapping in this area. And these teeth are self-sharpening, maintaining and in fact increasing the digging ease as they wear which extends their life before they become too blunt.

Also, there is another option for those mini machines. It is the traditional choice and it's used prolifically for a reason. The weld-on adapters have excellent retention, and the ability to retrofit means you can use a hammerless system.